The blogger entry is here for those that want to see the graphics and the nitty gritty details… Plenty to be found there…
Right now, being somewhat time constrained with other priorities, and as other projects are ongoing, I am squeezing in design time, and planning to complete what is left of my shop storage / organization tear as it were.
I am working on fine tuning the details, but I have the following projects to tackle before I can consider my shop “done enough” for now to keep me, and LOML happy for at least the next few years, and to complete the tasks I set out to do…
#1. Finish building and installing the drawers for the miter saw / mortiser stand / cabinet.
I am changing the design a little bit however, instead of 2 rows / 3 drawers, I am going 2 rows 2 drawers, I want deep drawers instead of more shallow drawers. Might regret this but can always build more drawer boxes if needed.
#2. Install blow in insulation in non powered wall, complete drywall repairs and paint.
#3. Sheet goods / cutoffs cart. LOML is getting somewhat insistent. I worked with a guy that had built one on another forum and came up with a workable design that requires 2 sheets of plywood and 4 casters.
I have updated the Sketchup model and cutlist to give a much more accurate cutlist than what I had previously put up.
The rest of the projects are ones I can take my time on. They are…
#1. Drill pres base cabinet. A removable cab that will ride on my mobile base to my drill press to hold my handheld drills, as well as bits, hole saws, jigs and misc drilling accessories.
I am trying to rethink how best to keep the drill press stable, and maximize storage. The design for this cart is likely to change, a LOT before ti gets build.
#2. Lathe base storage cabinet to house my turning tools, chucks etc… and to enclose at least 2, probably 3 80lb concrete bags in the very bottom for ballast. Design still in progress. Having some difficulty deciding on the drawer layout… Again not sure how best to approach this. I am thinking full out replacement bench / cabinet with ballast compartments below, and drawers in the middle. I have seen some where the lathe legs are mounted to a ballast platform, and a box of drawers is mounted to the lathe base. Still trying to decide.
#3. Table saw / Router mobile workstation. I would like to design and build this such that ALL of my table saw / router accessories, fences, jigs, bits, blades etc… store neatly inside, with an effective mobile base, and leveling feet. I have ideas, but need dimensions.
#4. HF DC “Side Flip Stand modification, with Thien Top Hat separator”. I suspect we’ve all seen them, and I want to build one. A stand to reorient my impeller housing to eliminate the connector hose between the impeller and the inlet ring that the bags go on, with the intake pointing straight down into a Thien separator, in this case I want to build a top hat style to go on top of my 31 gallon galvanized steel trash can. Once done, this will be moved off the stand, and on to the floor, giving me room for…
The side flip stand would look something like this Lumberjocks.com member’s project except the motor / impeller and ring would be mounted probably 6” higher up to allow for room for a Top Hat Thien separator… I may also change the impeller itself for a larger impeller. I have found a part # that allegedly interchanges, that should move much more air. It always bothered me by how small the stock HF impeller itself is… Oh, and I might just to be different, actually paint my dust collector cart… And possibly the ring, impeller housing, and motor mount… Be good practice with the HVLP gun…
#5. Above the DC / tool box storage cabinet. This will need to be VERY solidly built, and securely anchored. Remember my shop supports not just woodworking, but also auto repair and home repair. It will hold.
—5A. 8 gallon air compressor. Put this as close as possible to the manifold etc… My 8 gallon compressor is the older version of THIS MODEL with the only difference I can see are the handle, mine is molded plastic where this one is tubular steel, The foot arrangement, mine has one foot, this has two, probably better for stability, and the stickers on the tank… Oh and my compressor is rated .1CFM higher at both 90 and 40 PSI…
—5B. Floor jack and jack stands. The tiny, under capacity for my truck units are going to be cleaned up and sold, replaced with a Pittsburgh 4 ton floor jack. I am willing to pay more for a better quality jack that has the capacity to meet my needs, but I haven’t found one yet!
—5C. 6 ton jack stands. I have some old, orange steel jack stands, I think they are rated to 3 ton, but I am not willing to risk it. Probably sand them down, repaint them, and sell them.
—5D. Ball Joint Press and adapter cup set.
—5E. R134A Manifold Gauge set. Mostly because the friend I borrowed this from doesn’t seem to want it back. I don’t mind storing it, but Joel, if you see this, please don’t think I am not trying to return this to you! Again I don’t mind, I just would hate to have any misunderstanding with friends…
—5F. Pulley remover / installer set.
—5G. Radiator / cooling system pressure tester.
#6. Replace the simple shelves that are next to the tool stacker with a proper wall cabinet. I want the cabinet to house my spraying equipment, cleaning equipment, shop rags in a box, basically most of the stuff that is on those shelves, plus add more abrasive storage and keep it neat. I don’t have a design yet, but trust me, one is coming soon… I will need to insure that I have jig storage factored in there as well for the dovetail jigs, as well as for my box joint jigs.
#7. Design, build, and install some sort of means to store the remaining safety equipment, respirators, cartridges, nitrile gloves, hearing protectors, safety glasses etc.. on the man door where the fire extinguisher and first aid kit live now. #8. Not sure if I can get my lovely bride to agree to this, but I am considering painting the shop side of the man door bright red to indicate that is the emergency / safety center.
#8. Build a quick & simple rip fence micro adjuster for the table saw. I have plenty of the necessary hardware, and the design is forehead slapping simple, I just need to do it…
So as you see, I have a TON of work left to do to finish just the shop storage projects. I have plenty of projects to do for in, on, and around the house, cars, and my own happy self.. So we will see what gets done and when!
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